Milanese food on a table including pasta, bread and cheese dishes


#DCmoments Food Guide - Rome

Here our content creator has put together his favourite foodie spots in the Eternal City. This is your invitation to discover Rome doing what Rome does best – simple, authentic, wonderful food.

Here ‘la dolce vita’ could simply mean a balmy evening, a glass of Italian red and a generous slice of Margherita pizza.
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Salumeria Roscioli

Salumeria Roscioli was opened in 2005 by the Roscioli family, famous for their bakery Antico Forno Roscioli (also well worth a visit). This is a very popular restaurant in the centre of town, so make sure you book several days ahead for lunch and dinner. Once there, enjoy their spectacular selection of cured meats, cheeses and local pasta specials.

Ideal for: Experimental, making an impression, dinner

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a beautiful antipasti with cured meats and cheese

Madre Roma

Madre is a sprawling garden terrace in the middle of Rome specialising in Italian and South American dishes such as pizza, ceviche and tacos. A fun place to relax with friends or enjoy a summer’s evening.

Ideal for: Good nightlife, friends

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tapas-style snacks accompany drinks
outside comes inside in this long seated bar with cushions and plants everywhere
Interior of santo palato

Santo Palato

Situated off the beaten track in San Giovanni you’ll find Santo Palato, a new trattoria to the area, serving Italian classics with a modern twist. It’s the perfect spot for a local date, and chef Sarah’s take on the carbonara alone is worth the trip.

Ideal for: Experimental, friends, dinner

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a thick slice of crusty bread topped with cheese and sundried tomatoes
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Food and beverage are taken very seriously at Dorchester Collection, which is why it’s such an honour to work with their team on the #DCmoments Food Guides and help their hotel guests navigate the incredible culinary scenes surrounding the legendary hotels.

James Thompson

Photographer and founder of Food Feels


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